Event 1: Lake Wylie Presented by Rusty Hooks Bait and Tackle

What a kickoff event for season 6. The 2020 season started today on Lake Wylie. Rusty Hooks Bait and Tackle was our sponsor for the event and out host. David Winters provided some amazing food at the weigh-in and of course a roof for us during the incoming storm.
The start of 2020 has been amazing. We have shown tremendous growth again this season. We have almost 100 paid members, and we had 89 anglers come fish event 1 today. That is an outstanding number. It was great getting back into it with the same old veterans and it was an awesome experience getting to meet so many new guys.
Overall the fishing was tough today. The lake changed colors like 50x this week. Went from high, too low, to lower to high and then low haha. Fish were scattered and even the anglers who took home checks today didn’t catch many fish. Of the 89 angler field, we only had 15 limits, and we had 28 skunks with another 21 only catching 1 fish. Despite a rough day on the water for most, some fried chicken at the shop had most anglers in a good mood. The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation came out and showed some love for QCKBF today as well!
We had some big limits up top, and some huge payouts as well. Greg Donlin was the big dog today. He took first with 75 inches and also won the Emerald School of Excellence big bass with a 20.25. He took home $1445!!!! Wow
Second place also broke 70 inches! Chris Goodwin took home $750 for his 70.25inches.
Third place, landed on 70 and Tim Sabella Took home $600.
Fourth Place went to Mr. 2x Champ Matt Hawj with 65.25 worth $470.
Fifth place worth $330 went home with Tracy Stanford with his 65in.
Sixth was a new guy, who took some convincing to come out and I think he is glad he did. Kyle Hancock had 64.25 and took home $225.
Tj Worrell came out of the wood work and snatched seventh with 63in worth $195.
Tyler Smith always a threat on Wylie took eighth with 59in for $150.
Home Lake Joey Randall aka Paddle Boy 2020 took 9th with 57.75 and earned $100.
HamBone aka Graham Reay landed in 10th with 57in earning a free spot into the Lake Murray event.
Joe Parkulo was able to cash another check by winning the Yak Bass’n Small Bass award with a 7.75in worth $230!!
Ryan Hulsey will post the amazing standings in the files tab once he has them done.
Congrats on the cashing, and the top point spots!!
Round two is presented by River Runner on Lake Murray on Feb 8th. Registration is open on TourneyX.com and on the app.
Huge shout out to our amazing sponsors. The table was jam packed with goodies and a ton of anglers left with a prize. YakAttack, Bizz Baits, TrueSouth Custom Lures, TRC Covers, Salt Life, Shane’s Baits, 412 Bait Co, Scared Fishless Tackle Company, Helms Apiary, Line Out Custom Tackle LOCT, Robohawk,
Full standings: